'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Spoilers: Promos Tease a Huge Theory About Jon
We can finally say that Game of Thrones Season 8 is premiering this month! And with just two weeks to go, we have even more to speculate about thanks to the release of two new promos on HBO last weekend. There’s a lot to unpack in these two short trailers, but the things we don’t see might be even more intriguing.
Here are six huge details you might have missed in the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer.
Potential spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 below.
Official versions of the new promos, which aired on HBO, are not yet available, but fans have posted them on Twitter.
Now that you’ve seen it for yourself, read on for our detailed breakdown.
Will Jon Snow Ride a Dragon?
This isn’t a new fan theory by a longshot — but it seems more likely now that we conclusively know Jon is a Targaryen — and the full-length Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer also seemed to tease it happening. Jon and Daenerys approach the two dragons still on their side, and the next logical step is to see them riding the dragons … right?
Now, in these new promos, we see Tyrion, Varys, and Davos’ reactions to the dragons flying above, but all three of those characters have already seen Dany’s dragons before. They appear surprised, so there has to be something about it that’s new (unless it’s the timing of the dragons’ appearances).
Could they be shocked to see someone new riding a dragon? And could that person be Jon Snow? It’s definitely possible, though HBO may have specifically edited Jon out for this trailer to avoid major spoilers.
Jon and Daenerys Are … Where?!
There’s a moment in the new promos in which Jon backs away from Daenerys. Redditor u/CrisisTrigger posted a graphic that seems to confirm it takes place at Dragonstone.
The graphic has fans assuming in the thread that this moment takes place after the battle against the Army of the Dead in Winterfell, which will happen in Episode 3. That presumably means both characters will survive the fight against the Night King.
Is it possible this is also the moment that Jon and Daenerys discuss his parentage? While incest isn’t a problem for some characters (i.e., the Lannisters) on Game of Thrones, finding out that she’s his aunt could lead to the end of the relationship they just started. It could be they won’t have time to truly talk about it until after the battle.
Will Sansa and Daenerys Put Aside Their Differences?
As we’ve already seen (in some of the early footage from Season 8), Sansa’s not too pleased that Jon bent the knee to Daenerys. “Last season it was really tough for Sansa because Jon was thinking with his penis and it kind of made Sansa look bitter,” Maisie Williams told Entertainment Weekly. “This season you see Arya teaming with Sansa and sometimes calling out Jon.”
However, as Tyrion addresses people in the Great Hall of Winterfell, Sansa and Daenerys are at the head table. The two women are probably never going to be friends, but could they be putting their differences aside to prepare for the upcoming battle against the Night King and his Army of the Dead.
Beric’s Definitely Alive
Not only is he alive, but he’s fighting with his fire sword at the Battle of Winterfell. He was at the Wall when the Night King took it down with Viserion and his army in the Season 7 finale. Will he be the one to fill everyone in on what’s coming their way, or will they already know by the time he arrives at Winterfell?
Jon and Arya’s Reunion
It looks like it may very well take place in front of the weirwood tree in Winterfell, as we see him standing in front of it and her approaching him. Will she tell him about Bran’s abilities at the same time since this is also where their brother told Arya about what he can see?
The Season 8 trailer may have been lacking in Tyrion content, but if you’re a fan of his, these promos have you covered.
“We must fight together now or die,” he says in the Great Hall of Winterfell.
Even if they listen, and do fight together, it’s more than likely some of the people in that room are going to die.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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